Best Film: HER
Best Director: Spike Jonze, HER
Best Actor: Bruce Dern, NEBRASKA
Best Actress: Emma Thompson, SAVING MR. BANKS
Best Supporting Actor: Will Forte, NEBRASKA
Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, FRUITVALE STATION
Best Original Screenplay: Joel and Ethan Coen, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS
Best Adapted Screenplay: Terence Winter, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
Best Animated Feature: THE WIND RISES
Breakthrough Performance: Michael B. Jordan, FRUITVALE STATION
Breakthrough Performance: Adele Exarchopoulos, BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR
Best Directorial Debut: Ryan Coogler, FRUITVALE STATION
Best Foreign Language Film: THE PAST
Best Documentary: STORIES WE TELL

Best Ensemble: PRISONERS

NBR Freedom of Expression Award: WADJDA

Creative Innovation in Filmmaking Award: GRAVITY

Top Films
(in alphabetical order)

12 YEARS A SLAVE
FRUITVALE STATION
GRAVITY
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS
LONE SURVIVOR
NEBRASKA
PRISONERS
SAVING MR. BANKS
THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

Top 5 Foreign Language Films
(In Alphabetical Order)

BEYOND THE HILLS
GLORIA
THE GRANDMASTER
A HIJACKING
THE HUNT

Top 5 Documentaries
(In Alphabetical Order)

20 FEET FROM STARDOM
THE ACT OF KILLING
AFTER TILLER
CASTING BY
THE SQUARE

Top 10 Independent Films
(In Alphabetical Order)

AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS
DALLAS BUYERS CLUB
IN A WORLD…
MOTHER OF GEORGE
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
MUD
THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES
SHORT TERM 12
SIGHTSEERS
THE SPECTACULAR NOW

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December will provide us the results of numerous critic awards. Critic associations do not necessarily equate to Oscars since they announce so early, but they could push a contender into the race. They can also help to determine which screeners the Oscar voters will watch. Members of the Academy who aren’t currently working and plenty of free time, might able to watch the 200 or so eligible movies, but most will only watch what people are talking about.

Tuesday December 3rd: New York Film Critics

Wednesday December 4th: National Board of Review

Sunday December 8th: Los Angeles Film Critics

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Every movie event since August has been called the “unofficial start of movie awards season”, but forget that. The Official start is in December. Most of if not all the contenders will have been seen and reviewed. Real Oscar prediction lists will take shape. Here are key movie awards dates for the rest of the season.

Wednesday, December 4
The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures announces the winners of its 2013 awards.

Saturday, December 7
26th European Film Awards attributed in Berlin.

Monday, December 9
American Film Institute (AFI) announces its top 10 films in 2013. Awards are attributed on Friday, January 10.

Wednesday, December 11
Nominations announced for the 20th Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards.

Thursday, December 12
Nominations announced for the 72nd Golden Globe Awards, attributed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

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Thursday, January 2
Nominations announced for the 25th Producers Guild of America (PGA) Awards.

Friday, January 3
Nominations announced for the 66th Writers Guild of America (WGA) Awards.

Saturday, January 4
Winners announced for the National Society of Film Critics Awards.

Tuesday, January 7
Nominations announced for the 66th Directors Guild of America (DGA) Awards.

Wednesday, January 8
Winners announced for the 40th People’s Choice Awards.
Nominations announced for the 67th Bafta Awards (UK).

Sunday, January 12
71st Golden Globes Awards Ceremony.

Thursday, January 16
Nominations announced for the 86th Academy Awards Ceremony.
Winners announced for the 19th Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.

Saturday, January 18
20th SAG Awards Ceremony

Sunday, January 19
25th PGA Awards Ceremony

Saturday, January 25
66th DGA Awards Ceremony

Friday, January 31
Nominations announced for the 39th Césars Awards Ceremony (France).

Saturday, February 1
66th WGA Awards Ceremony

Saturday, February 15
Golden Bear Prize awarded at 64th Berlin International Film Festival (February 6 -16).

Sunday, February 16
67th British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) Awards Ceremony

Friday, February 28
39th César Awards Ceremony (France)

Saturday, March 1
29th Independent Spirit Awards Ceremony
33th Razzie Awards Ceremony

Sunday, March 2
86th Academy Awards Ceremony

NB: all dates are subject to modification